Badgworthy Water

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Coordinates: 51°13′05″N 3°43′42″W / 51.21806°N 3.72833°W / 51.21806; -3.72833
Badgworthy Water
Badgworthy Water Malmsmead.jpg
The bridge and ford at Malmsmead
Country England
County Devon
 - left Hoccombe Water
 - coordinates 51°10′38″N 3°43′23″W / 51.17722°N 3.72306°W / 51.17722; -3.72306
Mouth East Lyn River
 - coordinates 51°13′05″N 3°43′42″W / 51.21806°N 3.72833°W / 51.21806; -3.72833

Badgworthy Water is a small river which flows through Malmsmead on Exmoor, close to the border between Devon and Somerset, England.

It merges with Oare Water to become the East Lyn River.[1][2][3]

On the banks of the river are the remains of a few dwellings which formed a medieval village. The last resident left in the 1930s.[1]

The 17th century packhorse Malmsmead Bridge crosses Badgworthy Water.[4]

The valley is associated with the book Lorna Doone.[1][5]


  1. ^ a b c "Badgworthy Water". Everything Exmoor. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  2. ^ "Badgworthy Water — Hoccombe Water to Malmsmead". UK Rivers Guidebook. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Badgworthy Water". Somerset Rivers. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Malmsmead Bridge at NGR SS 7919 4770". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  5. ^ "A walk in Lorna Doone country". BBC. Retrieved 23 September 2012.